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October 1, 2018
The semifinalists were chosen from six genres by the editorial staffs of Publishers Weekly and BookLife.

Thirty books from six genres advanced to the semifinal round of the 2018 BookLife Prize. Selected by the editorial staffs of Publishers Weekly and Booklife, the semifinalists are as follows:

General Fiction

Anne and Louis
Infants of the Brush
The Uneven Road
The Second Coming of Jesse James


8 Seconds to Midnight
Graffiti Creek
A Lady and Gentleman in Black
The Morning Line
Vanquish of the Dragon Shroud

Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror

Come Take Me
Fid's Crusade 
Nyira and the Invisible Boy
The Patchwork Prince (Book 1)


After the Gold
Awakened by Time
The Legendary Duke
Sugar Street
The Thin Place


Of Monkey Bridges and Bánh Mì Sandwiches
Sidonia's Thread
Tea in Tripoli
Those Three Words
Walk until Sunrise

Middle Grade/Young Adult

Caroline and Mordecai the Gand
Jem, a Foreigner in Philadelphia

Queer as a Five Dollar Bill
Ray vs. the Meaning of Life
A Yorkie's Tale

The semifinal round will be judged by a great collection of award-winning and bestselling authors:

Memoir: Julie Powell
General Fiction: Eleanor Brown
Mystery Thriller: Adam Croft
Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror: Tim Pratt
Romance/Erotica: Rebekah Weatherspoon
Middle Grade/Young Adult: Rebecca Sky

For more information about the BookLife Prize, check out all the quarterfinalists and public entries.